Tom Williams reports on his SNAP! briefly:

Another SNAP! has come and gone. Turn out was a bit slow this year. Maybe due to the upcoming election. I did manage to make the money back on my table but not the same as I did the year previous. Maybe (like SPACE this year) it was a ill timed. Didn’t have a camera on me so I drew some folks.

I’m exhausted. Running on 4 1/2 hours of sleep: it’s time to crash. I sat inbetween Eric Adams and David Beyer. Met the lovely Rosemary Van Deuren at the show who’s work definitely snapped me out of my late night fog. (uhh that links not work-friendly if you get my meaning) Ate half of Poland. Man, how much cabbage can one eat? Thanks to everyone who came out. It’s all kind of a blur right now.

More in link. Another slow indie show after last weekend’s STUMPTOWN…are indie comics fans spenin all their money in book stores now, or is it a matter of material that isn’t appealing? Developing.


  1. I’m really disappointed I missed this.

    I live nearby and would have loved to attend, but this is the first I’ve heard of it. Maybe attendance was low due to a lack of publicity?

    SNAP! was also held the same weekend as Youmacon in Troy, MI, which might not have a huge crossover audience, but still. Bad timing.

  2. I think it’s funny that one possibility for the slow show is the upcoming election. Yeah, I guess someone has to buy the paint for all those signs at the anti-war protests. . .

    No, seriously, how does an upcoming election slow the floor of a comics show down?

  3. Hi,
    I had a table at SNAP! and did okay, but since it’s only my 2nd show ever, there’s no where to go but up for me. I can’t say the election had much to do with it, I don’t know. It was SLOW. I don’t know how much adverstising was done locally, Michigan’s economy is in the toilet, that’s a fact. Is it too close to Halloween and everyone spent their $$$ at the bars and on their kids?
    I have no idea what the Youmacon is, perhaps it’s just the spohmore jinx. The event was well run and I will do it again next year, hopefully I will have escaped Michigan by then, but Green Brain is a a store I want to sell my stuff thru and next year things may not be so bad in Michigan.
    Mark Sahagian, Head Shmuck

  4. Yeah, attendence was really bad at SNAP! 2006. But after some polling of the exhibitors, we found that many of them were upbeat about the show. There were a few strong sales reports. The programming was positively received. Our inclusion of live music was mostly welcomed. Nearly all of the exhibitors were positive of their continued support of SNAP!

    SNAP! will be back in 2007. Then we will prove that three times the charm, we’ll come back bigger, better, bolder than ever and leave with a bunch of freshly financed self-publishers.